MyMusic Lyrical Mondays – Everything I Have Seen by MI

Hey guys hope your week kicked off well.Today is our lyrical monday and as usual we bring you lyrics from songs that actually rock.
Today we serve you lyrics from MI’s Everything I have seen.Everything I have seen is the latest release from MI. Though the song was dropped alongside another song Phase II, we reserve phase II lyrics for another day.
MI remains one of Nigeria’s most decorated rap artists and he as has been dubbed the king of rap on different occasions.
Sure if you are a big fan of rap music, you’ve probably giving up on MI’s hardcore rap prowess ever since he went the path of commercial mainstream music.

Anyways, we are glad to find out that MI will be coming back with the ‘illegal music’ ananthology and this time illegal music 3, which is to be released soon. While we wait for illegal music 3, MI has dropped Everything I have seen and Phase II. If you have not heard the song you should check it outhere.
Everything I have seen is the typical MI from the lyrical prowess to the hardcore vibe and flow. This song is one of my favorite MI works in recent time. The song is deep and thought provoking as MI sang about Loyalty and betrayal, with lines such as “You could be a king for a day… The next day be in chains”

While you grace your ears with the ‘Everything I have seen’ audio, the song sure makes more sense coupled with the lyrics.

Here are the lyrics

[Hook]
Everything I’ve learned in my life
I can try to sing you a song
About how living is strong
And how loving is long
You could be a king for a day
The next day be in chains
Live your life ma n!gger
Let the tears wash away the stains

[Verse 1]
I have seen the paper turn a man against his maker
Started getting bread and now he don’t respect the baker
N!ggers think they landed now they tryna own the acre
I’m just walking from above as high as a Jamaican
Jesus to this rappers, watch em all forsake em
Peace I wish upon you tho, assalamualaikum
Keep my hand to myself you can never shake em
Hand is on my rifle just incase they try to take her ra
I don seen brothers turned they back against they brothers
N!ggers think I’m toast but know my bread is always buttered
Me I never eat alone my family is covered
Ya’ll with every loyal motherf**ker I discovered
Gotta get a broom I got some roaches in my cupboard
If a n!gger tripping I can do without the luggage
People left the family and started chatting rubbish
Gangsters move in silence I got sh!t that I can publish arh
Loyalty according to the business is established
I can never walk away and leave my people vanish
Broken hearted once but it’s alright tho I can manage
Poof to all the fake ones wish you blessings as you vanish (poof)
As we recover from the damage
CBN looked to me to show em what the plan is
Painting a classic got my brush against the canvas
Geniuses are lonely cuz nobody understand us arh

[Hook]
Everything I’ve learned in my life
I can try to sing you a song
About how living is strong
And how loving is long
You could be a king for a day
The next day be in chains
Live your life ma n!gger
Let the tears wash away the stains

[Verse 2]
I have seen the best turned to weed and loose direction
Smoking prosteration that’s the f*cking intersection
What should not inspire you will ask you for protection
Your highness are you low enough to when they face rejection huh
I have seen pretenders too numerous to mention
Stand upon falsehood, fake bites extention
Mallams paid the bality the price for his ascension
If you think I’m talking to you n!gger this an intervention arh
I have seen kings not aware of their successors
Waiting in the wings they blinded by their successes
That’s why I try to give you every detail of my essence
Until your time has come you won’t be blessed within my presence
I earned the crown and then returned it sit among the peasants
How should they be saved unless I bring to them a message
How should they improve unless they sit and hear my lessons
Tryna usher in the future I’ve got a few confession arh
Many I have called, chosen are the few
Following my teachings the actions of a Jew
Never lack for anything their ration is renewed
Cuz cash is no distraction when the passion is the glue
I’ve been instrumental learned the fundamentals
Always sentimental, in my f*cking mental
Grab myself a pencil then I wrote my name in history
Why they tryna erase it mehn sh!t is just a mystery to me

[Hook]
Everything I’ve learned in my life
I can try to sing you a song
About how living is strong
And how loving is long
You could be a king for a day
The next day be in chains
Live your life ma n!gger
Let the tears wash away the stains
(Instrumental plays)

[Outro]
N*gger can you see you on your own
You let so many strangers in your heart
Now they ran and left you all alone
N*gger can you see you on your own yeah you on your own
N*gger can you see you on your own
Show you love when you was on the throne
Now they steady push us to the door
N*gger can you see you on your own yeah you on your own

MyMusic blast from the past – Osondi Owendi by Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe

Hey Guys last week we brought you Sir Victor uwaifo, sure you had a good time listening to his Joromi.This week we bring you yet another legendary work from another music icon Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe.
Osondi Owendi meaning “One man’s meat is another man’s poison” was released year 1984 and and was rumored to be the most sold out highlife album ever. This single track was said to have established Osita as a leader in the highlife genre being the most popular record ever in Nigeria.

Today’s featured song has proven to be a back to back hit; Its not only been a 90’s hit, but has stayed relevant. In fact it got a modern remix in 2009 from mc loph & flavour – 25 years after release!

Guys today is Thursday, the week is rounding up and Osondi Owendi is definitely a beautiful blast to set the mood for a decent Friday night and a nice complement to all your weekends thrills.

Download and listen

MyMusic Blast from the past – Joromi by Victor Uwaifo

Hey guys today is Thursday as you know it is MyMusic Blast from the past.

Today, we are featuring Sir Victor Uwaifo’s 1969 hit, Joromi. Joromi, a mid tempo song is about a mythical character from a Benin Kingdom Folk tale. This song has stood the test of time, gracing the radio airwaves for over 46 years and it continues to do so.

In appreciation of his contribution to Nigerian music, the Nigerian government conferred on Sir victor Uwaifo a National Honors Merit in 1983, making him the first musician ever to receive such prestigious award.

If you appreciate good music I bet Jorormi is sure to complement your day.

Click here to Download Joromi on MyMusic

Is it all over? PSquare’s Peter Okoye reveals reason behind feud, hints at possible breakup with Paul

P-Square is apparently on the verge of a break up.

Peter and Paul Okoye. Credit: Instagram/Paul Okoye
Peter and Paul Okoye. Credit: Instagram/Paul Okoye

And we can’t say we didn’t see this coming.

Yesterday, the more vocal half of the duo, Peter Okoye, took to Twitter to fire his older brother Jude Okoye after accusing him of poorly managing the group. “No more family business,” the dancer said.

Jude replied with calm, saying that Peter has been “through a lot” and only needed prayers, to which Peter fired back with a “You need God!”, and also refuted claims that the manager sold his first car to fund the twin’s first music video.

Jude Okoye. Credit: Instagram/Jude Okoye
Jude Okoye. Credit: Instagram/Jude Okoye

Last night, after much media drama, the other twin, Paul, brought a surprising twist. “You have family issues, you discuss that in close doors, not in social media,” he captioned a photo of him and Jude, “If you don’t do family business, then who am I to you?”

The twist upset Peter and he took to Twitter to reveal that the reason behind the family feud was reggae-dancehall singer Cynthia Morgan, who claims Jude stole from him.

Peter, by his narrative, discovered Morgan first and tried signing her to his PClassic records, but Jude dissuaded him from doing that. Morgan returned the contract unsigned, only for Jude to sneak behind him and sign the singer to his own Northside Entertainment Record label.

Cynthia Morgan. Credit: Instagram/Cynthia Morgan
Cynthia Morgan. Credit: Instagram/Cynthia Morgan

“My brother think am,” Peter tells his fans on Twitter, and maintained he will only fight for his other half, Paul. Hours later, he changed his mind about Paul and sent him a cryptic message on Instagram, hinting at possible break up.

This is a really sad family drama.

Source: Twitter/Peter Okoye, Instagram/Peter Okoye

PSquare crisis: Cynthia Morgan shuts down rumours she is pregnant for Jude Okoye

The drama between the Okoye brothers has intensified and become plain ugly and while it seems PSquare might not survive this feud, Peter Okoye’s revelation that Jude had stolen reggae-dancehall singer Cynthia Morgan from him caused fans to speculate that Morgan was having an affair with Jude and may even be carrying his child.

While the rumour was circulating with some blogs carrying the news, a fan decided to ask the German Juice crooner if she was indeed pregnant. Morgan, however, made it clear that her relationship with Jude Okoye was strictly professional, adding that if she was pregnant it will have to be an immaculate conception. LOL!

Love it? Here is the Official Artwork for Yemi Alade’s New Album MAMA Africa.

Yemi Alade has just released the album art work for her soon to be released album, MAMA Africa via her instagram account.

This album seems inspired by a desire to go pan african with her music just as she has in the past with her French and Swahili releases of her songs. What do you think about this look. Do yo love it?

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PSquare Crisis: Paul takes sides with Jude, tells Peter, ‘If you don’t do family business, who am I to you?’

P-Square may not be as 100% together as Peter Okoye thinks.

Since the feud ensued between Peter and their older brother/manager, Jude Engees, earlier today; the other half of the P-Square group, Paul had refused to wade in. However, this changed moments ago when the singer took to his Instagram page to address the bitter accusations made by Peter and it appears he is on his older brother’s side.

In his Instagram post, Paul made it clear that Peter had crossed the line and expressed his disappointment at his brother’s approach to their family issues. ”You have family issues, you discuss that in close doors, not in social media,” he stated. He also pointed out that Jude was family and if Peter was no longer interested in doing family business, it also applied to him.

Although Jude stated that Peter is going through a phase and needs prayers, Peter still maintains that he no longer wants Jude to handle the business of P-Square. He also made it clear that the fight was with Jude and not his twin brother, Paul.

Does this mean the end for Nigeria’s favourite duo, P-Square?

Source: Instagram/rudeboysquare

New Video Alert: D’banj – Emergency

The Emergency video starts with a courier delivering an “Emergency” package to a guy, obviously from D’banj. The Bangalee Komomaster himself later then shows up in his Red Porsche to a sold out concert.

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The Emergency video has an Afro-beat vibe to it that features dancers like the ones you will typically see in Fela’s Shrine. D’banj himself is dressed in the Fela signature clothing also bursting afrobeat dance moves on the stage.

A number of cameo appearances are also featured in the Emergency video like Eldee, Olu Maintain and Samklef.

The Emergency video is definitely a good come back for D’banj especially drawing from the influence of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and also a departure from the regular Naija hip hop tunes.

This video was well shot by Unlimited L.A on location at the Hard Rock Cafe in VI, Lagos. Hopefully this will keep the critics quiet for some time.

MyMusic Artist Spotlight – Praiz

Praiz started out as a contestant in the maiden MTN project fame competition coming out second runner up to iyanya. He has since lived up to expectations, staying true to his R&B style while infusing elements of other genres to create a unique sound.

His song mercy, is a classic example of striking a balance between commercial and good music. I call the other end good music because it appears that the average African gives more listening preference to bad music. As long as a song is danceable and has a fairly decent amount of word repetitions then its fantastic music.

Praiz in my opinion has been able to prove that the song can be danceable yet have very strong music composition values. A lot of his songs are in pidgin English, a strategy Fela Kuti also used to attract the average listener to his very jazzy and classical compositions.

Praise Ugbede Adejo, born in 1984 is currently signed onto X3M music run by cerebral advertising man Steve Babaeko. Praiz is an igala from Kogi State Nigeria and attended the Kaduna Polytechnic earning a diploma in Computer Science.

His debut album, rich and famous is a double disc compilation released in December of 2014. Overall, we will rate praiz as one of the finest male voices to come out of Nigeria and we can only wish him more success in the future.

Click below to experience praiz’s discography and download his songs on MyMusic
MyMusic.com.ng/praiz

MyMusic Lyrical Mondays – Bobo by Olamide. See also the meaning of Shakiti Bobo

YBNL Boss Olamide’s hit song, Bobo was Released last year by Olamide on the Eyan Mayweather album and appeared to take Africa by storm. In what seems a very infectious tune but hardly decipherable, Olamide steals the show on this one, not just with the song but with the dance.

You need to attend a wedding in Nigeria and hear this song come up. The entire place goes wild and everyone including the adults held spellbound. The dance also seems to work a lot of magic.

From a musician’s point of view, its not too surprising how this song gets everyone off their seats. It starts with some sort of steel drums, repeating three notes over 8 bars and then suddenly the base drum and bass guitars jump in with heavy constant fourths. Nice and simple recipe to get anyone’s attention.

Here below are the lyrics to Shakiti Bobo.

Its Young John the wicked producer
Eyin omo wobe [wobe]
Eyin omo awobe [wobe]
Mo gbo information [mation]
Ninu radio [dio]
Ninu Teli [Teli]
Won ni e n fa suush [iro o]s
E u n fa suush [iro o]
Ta lo n fa suush [bo bo]
Ta lo n fa suush [bo bo]
Ta lo n fa suush [bo bo]

[Chorus]
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eh eh
To get this money today balling every night and day
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eheh
Zero dulling emi o le naa gere mo laye

Oya shakiti bobo
O fe ra bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bobo
Fly you to paris bo bo
Oya shakiti bobo
O fe ra bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bobo
Fly you to paris bo bo

[Verse 1]
Ko ni da fun awon scrap yi o
Won ni owo yahoo lo help mi o
Ki ni mo ya lowo yin gan, ki le bu mi o
Oga ni iya amuda, Oga ade fi le fun mi o
[e fi le fun mi o]
I do my thing my way
Go ask your sister eh
Na me dey give am eh
Ko’n read meter eh
Ogbeni leave am eh
She feeling the ni*ga eh
Oya ninu yara e eh
I want to feel high eh

[Chorus]
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eh eh
To get this money today balling every night and day
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eheh
Zero dulling emi o le naa gere mo laye

Oya shakiti bobo
O fe ra bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bobo
Fly you to paris bo bo
Oya shakiti bobo
O fe ra bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bobo
Fly you to paris bo bo

[Verse 2]
Omo eko akete ilu ogbon ni mi o
Ki to si iwawu ma ko ro ti mummy mi o
Mo mu garri ki to ko le han ni body mi o
Swagga kun le o tun se ku ni body mi o
Ni body mi o… Gbagbe
Eyin bobo e damu
Eyin brother adamu
You living flashy life style but your mama dey soak akamu
Adeko de re broda joh, e m’owo wale
Bo se loh lo se bo *** lo mu wale

[Chorus]
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eh eh
To get this money today balling every night and day
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eheh
Zero dulling emi o le naa gere mo laye

Oya shakiti bobo
O fe ra bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bobo
Fly you to paris bo bo
Oya shakiti bobo
O fe ra bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bobo
Fly you to paris bo bo

[Bridge]
Omo gravity, omo gra gra gra gravity
Won ba mi ti
Won le le le Won ba mi ti
Omo gravity, omo gra gra gra gravity
Won ba mi ti
Won le le le Won ba mi ti

[Verse 3]
Turn it up for me one time
Fun awon temi lo jota
Fun awon temi ni Agege
Fun awon te mi mi Okota
Egbon mi lo ka bobo mo gbe de yankee.
Mo tun gbe de lu london to fun mi brandy

[Chorus]
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eh eh
To get this money today balling every night and day
Wo bobo, werey lo ba de eheh
Zero dulling emi o le naa gere mo laye

Oya shakiti bo bo
O fe ra Bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bo bo
Fly you to paris bo bo
Oya shakiti bo bo
O fe ra bentley bo bo
O fe ra ferrari bo bo
Fly you to paris bo bo

Wondering what the meaning of Shakiti Bobo is? Olamide explains to reverred film maker, Tunde Kelani in this rare interview.

 

MyMusic top 14 songs for Valentines Day 2016. Victor Olaiya, BankyW and Lagbaja make top 3. What’s your alltime top love song?

Valentines day is here again and it is a period to share love and show affection. We have decided to create an expertly curated countdown of our Top 14 love songs of the decade and guess who made number 1.

1. Sir Victor Olaiya – Mofe Muyan (Baby Jowo) original.

 
2. Banky w – Yes / No

 
3. Lagbaja – Nothing For You

 
4. Tuface – African Queen

 
Video Credit: BBC Radio 1Xtra
5. Tosin Martins – Olo MI

 
6. Stan Iyke ft. Tiwa Savage – Darlin

 
7. Lagbaja Did I?

 
8. Dbanj – Fall in Love

 
9. Timi Dakolo – Iyawo Mi

 
10. Davido = Aye

 
11. Asa – Be My Man

 
12. Psquare – No One Like You

 
13. MI – One Naira

 
14. Naeto C – 5 ann 6

 

What are your top 3 favourite love songs of all time? Give yours in the comments below:

Dj Lambo drops new video ‘Motion’ featuring Seyi Shay, Cynthia Morgan and Eva Alordiah

DJ Lambo is out with the official video for her single; ‘The Motion’ which features Nigerian music divas, Seyi Shay, Cynthia Morgan & Eva Alordiah – three of whom have continually carved niches for themselves in the Nigerian music industry.

The Video,shot in Lekki by Clarence Peters , features cameo appearances from Skales, Denrele Edun and her label mates.